Obituary Notice - Arumugam Pakkianathan[15 Aug 2014]
Mr Arumugam Pakkianathan, Ex Director/General Manager of KG Group of
companies Colombo, from Thunnalai (Ponamthoddam), Jaffna, Sri Lanka has
passed away peacefully on the 14th August 2014 at the age of 83 years in Sydney,
Australia. Beloved husband of Thilagavathy, loving father of Nandakumaran(Sydney),
Uthayakumaran(Melbourne), Kushelakumaran(Sydney), Anuradha(Sydney), and
Loving father-in-law of Vimalini (deceased), Ratnabala, Nandhini, Anuradha, and
Gayathri grandfather of Prashanth, Aswiniy, Shalini, Abhinaya, Aravinth, Nantheka,
Akshayan, Vaishnavi, Yathavi and Suthesha (all from Sydney & Melbourne)
loving brother of Mathiaparanam, Thiruchelvam, Thurachadi, Thilagavathy,
Thiruganasundram, Motchavathy (all deceased), Masilamany, beloved son of
Sittampalam Arumugam and Selama.
Public Viewing: Sunday 17th August 10 -12am at Liberty Funerals, 101 South St,
Granville Sydney, Australia
Funeral: Monday 18th August 10 - 12am at Liberty Funerals, 101 South St, Granville,
Sydney, Australia followed by cremation at the Rookwood Crematorium at 12.30 pm.
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Special Meeting at Hartley 2 June 2014[07 Jul 2014]
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Kalaizh Chuwei 2014 by HCPPA NSW[08 Jun 2014]
Update on Sports Facilities Improvement Project[06 Jun 2014]
HCPPA NSW has initiated Sports Facilities Improvement Project in early 2014. In order to facilitate this,
HCPPA NSW has submitted a project brief to school to carry out the feasibility study to implement the action plan in stages.
In order to fast track and implement this project, few members from HCPPA NSW are in Point Pedro to facilitate and implement
the initial stage of the this project. Please click here for more detail..
RESULTS - G.C.E (O/L) Examination - December 2013[18 Apr 2014]
GCE (O/L) - Dec 2013 results have been released ! 142 students have sat for this examination and more than 97% of the students got through !
Please click here for some highlights...
SCHOOL BOOKS DONATION[18 Apr 2014]
As part of HCPPA's on-going community projects, five schools in Vadamarachi have been identified as in need of essential library books
for their libraries worth of $940.
These have been facilitated through Vadamarachi East Undergraduate student union and supervised by a Hartleyite on behalf of HCPPA, NSW.
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Annual Tennis - March 2014[18 Apr 2014]
Once again, it is time for our annual tennis match with Jaffna Hindu Past Pupil Association!
This annual tennis match has been jointly hosted by HCPPA, NSW and Jaffna Hindu College, OBA, NSW.
This sports event has commenced at 8.30 am on Sunday, 30 March 2014 at Barton Park, Parramatta.
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Re: Educational Development Projects in Mullaithivu - An update[18 Apr 2014]
As you are aware, Assist RR has been funding the above programme to assist O/L & A/L students in Mullaithivu district since June 2013.
Serendip part funded (Rs 100,000 per month for 5 months) and stopped funding since the end of last year. Tamil Forum Malaysia has now agreed
to pay 50% of the cost of this programme from the beginning of this year. Assist RR endeavour to fund the other 50% of the cost through
Hartley College Past Pupils' Association of NSW, Australia's contribution of Rs 25,600 per month for one year, our existing Standing Order donations and Money Box
collections from shops in the UK but would still need more. I attach a report to provide an update.
As part of this project, we recently carried out an evaluation process, assisted by Mr Sivasithamparam, ex Karaveddy Vigneswara College
principal and Mr Gunalseelan, ex Point Pedro Hartley College principal. I attach the results of Mullaithivu zone, which are very
encouraging and indicate that the pass rates have improved since 2011. However, the results show that they need more support especially
in Chemistry and Physics.
Sivanarulillam had already agreed with the GA to do monthly weekend seminars/crash courses for A/L students, which are being organised by
the same ex principals from Jaffna using teachers from Jaffna. Assist RR suggests that we should increase this frequency and organise extra
assistance over weekends every two weeks. This means that we need to fund 50% of this weekend extra classes in Physics and Chemistry.
We believe that with a bit more assistance, the students taking A/Ls this year would do a lot better than last year in Mullaithivu.
Following Assist RR's recent appeal for helping students with solar lamps, Anbaalayam and Tamil Engineers Foundation, both
from Australia have provided funds to import 450 lamps from China. These lamps have arrived in Colombo and will be distributed to
needy A/L students in remote areas of Thunukkai and villagers in Mullivaikal in April 2014. We could provide lamps to more needy students,
could collect more funds.
Educational Development in Mullaithivu
Evaluation Test Result march 2014
Dr Velautham Sarveswaran
Assist Resettlement & Renaissance
Palmyra Leaf 24 (March 2014)...[29 Mar 2014]
Autumn 2014 edition of Palmyrah leaf, newsletter of Hartley College PPA (NSW) has been
published. It contains information about our upcoming annual cultural program, student achievements and new hostel opening at the school and
also project updates and sports news.
G. C.E(A/L) EXAMINATION 2013 RESULTS
Hartley has again produced very good results in the A/L examination 2013.
There are 27 students received good results including 13 students in the maths stream. Click here for the details.
Annual Blood Donation Camp - November 2013
Hartley College held the annual blood donation camp on 19th and 20th November 2013 in memory of the five students drowned during
an educational excursion in 1999. This year, the school achieved a proud national record with 264 members including teachers, parents,
students and well wishers donating blood to this remembrance event.
Entrants to Universities from Z- score (GCE A/L)
We would like to mention that this is an another successful year to Hartley College in relation to the number of students entering to various
universities across the nation based on the recently released GCE AL Z- Score by the University Grant Commission. As per the released Z-score,
42 Students from our school will be entering to number of universities including 12 students for engineering and 4 students for Medicine.
The detail information with the individual names and the their streams have been uploaded here
Annual Cricket Hartley Vs Hindu
The annual cricket match between Hartley College and Jaffna Hindu College was conducted on the 7 Oct 2013 at Jones Park Parramatta. This is the big sporting event in our calendar. As usual we had two games. One for open age group and the other one for over 40 age group.
This event was organised as family event. Families from each side were encouraged to come, support, and meet each other. Players and members from both schools brought delicious food for morning and lunch. We thank for that great effort first.
We should also mention the support of Excellent Jewellers for their continuous sponsorship for this annual event.
The weather was good on that. It started as sunny and became overcast. But, no rain interrupted the play. The match summary is given below:
Open age game
Jaffna Hindu won and toss and elected to bat first. Hartley bowlers bowled well in the opening overs and took 3 early wickets.
Ranjaan and Vasanth bowled well at the beginning overs. Hindu was restricted to 5 for 104 in 25 overs. Nirmalan batted well and made 49 runs
and Murali making 21 runs. But, it was Vijithan who really scored a quick fire 56 runs for Hindu to reach 206 at the end of 40 overs.
Vasanth, Ranjan, and Ananth bowled well for Hartley College. Hartley's run chase began poorly by losing two early wickets. However,
Vasanth played a gem of an innings to march towards the required total. After losing 3 wickets for 44 runs Vasanth steadied the innings
with the help of Vinoth. Both had a partnership of nearly 80 runs before Vinoth was out for 19 runs. Vasanth continued on and scored an
excellent 84 runs. But, in the end Hartley could not cross the required runs and finished scoring 183 runs. It was a very close game and
well done boys. Better luck next time. Nirmalan bowled well for Hindu by picking up 4 wickets.
Player of the match - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best Batsman - Vasanth (Hartley)
Best bowler - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best fielder - Ranjithan (Hindu)
Over 40 game
Again Jaffna Hindu won the toss and elected to bat first. Hindu lost their first wicket early.
However, Viji and Ramesh played well and added nearly 80 runs partnership. They scored 45 and 35 runs respectively.
It was then Suba who really batted well with a solid 52 runs. Sri and Naresh scored some quick runs at the end to help Hindu reach 221 runs
in the 40 overs. For Hartley Johnson and Ragavan bowled well by picking up 3 and 2 wickets each.
Hartley began the run chase well with Kannan and Krishna opening the batting with a 54 run partnership.
Krishna lost his wicket for 22 runs. Kannan continued on and scored 56 runs. Hartley lost their way in the middle overs.
Baskaran's quick runs (23) at the end were not enough. Hartley was all out for 167.
Siva and Srikantha bowled well for Hindu by picking up 3 wickets each.
Player of the match - Subathasan
Best Batsman - Kannan
Best bowler - Siva
Best fielder - Manimaran
HCPPA-NSW AGM2013 and Family BBQ
Hartley College PPA NSW Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, 20th October 2013 at Ted Burge Sports Hall Merrylands from 11am to 1:30pm.
Along with the AGM, family members of the past pupils enjoyed BBQ Lunch and sports activities.
The AGM started at 11:10am presided by the president R. Krishnakumaran. There were 28 members present.
Summary of AGM:
Presentation of past year activities - by the President.
Mr. Krishnakumaran thanked all the members and well wishes for the continued support towards the association and its activities specially School Development, Kalaizh Chuwei cultural fundraiser program and humanitarian efforts.
Refer to the attached presentation slides to the summary of the activities and future plans
Financial Report - by Treasurer
Mr A. Aravinthan presented audited 2012-2013 Financial Report indicating a strengthening position to previous year. After few questions financial report was adopted unanimously.
Key activities presented are as follows:
- Funded 5 new computers for lower class students-stage 1($2,750)
- Funded six different annual awards to recognise high performing students in various subject areas
- Funded a pilot program for G.C.E(O/L) and A/L students($250)
- Funded annual soccer expenses($1,100)
- Contributed for 175th year celebration held at school(1,230)
- Contributed to buy land which will be used for technical laboratory($7,300)
- Contributed to other school needs($600)
Wider community Assistance:
- Funded community/education hall at Visvamadu($2,060)
- Funded two teachers for after school teaching(Rs.100,000)
- Contributed to Rama Krishna Mission flood appeal ($1,800).
- Awards program to encourage Tamil students in NSW.
- Annual Tennis match with Jaffna Hindu College
- Annual Cricket matches with
. Jaffna College
. Royal College
. Combined school
. Anbalayam trophy- charity event
- Update about Kalaizh Chuwei 2013
Election of New Committee Members
Election was conducted for the new office bearers. Mr. R. Krishnakumaran was elected as the new president and Mr. S. Subenthiran was elected as the vice-President. Please the link below for the full details of the new members and their positions.
Click here for HCPPA-NSW 2013-2014 Committee Members
Family BBQ Lunch and Fun Games
Following the AGM members joined the family with BBQ and Fun Games involving the children.
Click here for AGM and Family BBQ Photos
Click here for the full presentation
Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos...[17 Oct 2013]
Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos have been uploaded to our web site.